Space & Astronomy
Exoplanet atmosphere studied from Earth
February 4, 2010 | 3 comments
Image Credit: ESO
Astronomers have been able to use new ground-based techniques to study the atmosphere of a distant extrasolar planet.
This new development could help open up study of extrasolar planets without the need for space based telescopes. Observing the atmospheres of these planets allows astronomers to determine the composition and whether or not its feasible that life could exist there.
Astronomers have used a new ground-based technique to study the atmosphere of a planet outside our Solar System. The work could assist the search for Earth-like planets with traces of organic, or carbon-rich, molecules.
Source: BBC News
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